From being a patriotic myth, the Russian people have become an awful reality. Leon Trotsky (1879–1940), Russian revolutionary. History of the Russian Revolution (1933). Of all tyrannies in history the Bolshevik tyranny is the worst, the most destructive, the most degrading. Winston Churchill (1874–1965), English statesman and writer. Speech, London (April 11, 1919). Our hand will not tremble. Joseph Stalin (1879–1953), Georgian-born Soviet dictator. Reply to a telegraph from Lenin at the start of the Red Terror (1918), urging him to be merciless against the Bolsheviks' enemies. The Germans turned upon Russia the most grisly of all weapons. They transported Lenin in a sealed truck like a plague bacillus from Switzerland to Russia. Winston Churchill (1874–1965), English statesman and writer.The World Crisis (4 vols.) (1923-1929). The revolution does not choose its paths: it made it first steps towards victory under the belly of a Cossack's horse. Leon Trotsky (1879–1940)

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